Linda Escalante (she/her)

Deputy Director, California Government Affairs, Center for Campaigns & Organizing

Linda Escalante helps lead NRDC’s California government and legislative affairs to enact and protect laws and policies that fight climate change, advance equity, protect public health, safeguard biodiversity, and transition California to a clean energy economy. She helps strategize and lead our engagement with elected officials at the local and statewide level and manages relationships with key top political, grasstops, and community leaders to advance our priorities. Escalante is a highly regarded Latina/x environmental leader in the state, as well as a top expert for the Spanish language media market. She is also a member of the California Coastal Commission and on the board of directors of the Latin-American environmental organization Escalante holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is based in NRDC's Santa Monica office. 

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